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Category Culture

This category mainly introduces the cultural and historical background of Singapore, including ethnicity, religion, language, and traditional festivals.

Tips for Overseas Friends to Know Singapore!

Hi, welcome to Singapore! This is a handbook for friends from overseas. Table of Contents Data SIM Card Power (Socket) Free WiFi Goods and Services Tax (GST) Tipping Tissue Culture Communication What to buy to bring back home Don'ts Getting…

SINGLISH Guide

Singlish... When an English-speaking foreigner first arrives in Singapore, one of the first things they notice is that most locals have a fairly good command of the English language. However, as time goes by, and they spend more time living…

Hari Raya Haji

Singaporean Muslims celebrate Hari Raya Haji (also known as Eid al-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice) with prayers and introspection. Hari Raya Haji is a four-day celebration that commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim's devout faith and trust in Allah. It all…

STPB titled 'Garden City'

Singapore commemorated its first National Day on August 9, 1966, in recognition of the country's first year of independence. The highlight of the celebrations was a grand parade held at the Padang, which was attended by then-President Yusof Ishak and…

the vibrant National Day procession along North Bridge Road

On August 9, 1965, Singapore declared independence from Malaysia, becoming a sovereign nation-state. Since then, Singapore has celebrated its National Day with grand and impressive parades and performances. This picture captures the vibrant National Day procession along North Bridge Road,…

Changi Village Hawker Centre

Changi Village, c. 1945. David Turner Collection, courtesy of National Archives of Singapore. Changi Village Hawker Centre was established in 1975 as part of a government-led initiative to develop a leisure and recreation district in the far eastern end of…